Dear yt developers,
From: Matthew Turk email@example.com Date: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM Subject: [yt-users] ANN: yt-3.0 released!
The yt community is proud to announce the release of yt 3.0.
I write you on the behalf of the Debian Astronomy working group. We are trying to package and maintain astronomy related software for the Debian/GNU operating system.
After getting your yt-3.0 announcement, I found your web site , and I think that this projects would be worth to be packaged for Debian. Would you like to join our efforts by packaging your software? We can offer any help in case you run into difficulties or have questions. You can contact me directly, and/or (preferably) subscribe to our mailing list .
I found an older question on yt-users  about a possible Ubuntu ppa -- since Ubuntu (and other distributions, like Mint) takes most of the packages directly from Debian, it would automatically be there as well. And since (as mentioned in an answer to ) the installation procedure is clean, the packaging would be quite easy, but with some advantages for the user (like automated upgrades).